Level Six NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Management

This course covers the main legal requirements for health and safety in the UK.  It also deals with a range of workplace hazards and methods of control. The course will be beneficial to non-specialists who require sound initial training leading to a advanced recognised qualification.

The diploma is regarded as a professional qualification. Achievement of the qualification will allow students to place the letters "Dip NEBOSH" after their name. 

To find out more or to enrol and pay online, go to our main health and safety courses page.

All costs include exam fees and course material.

What will I study?

The course is made up of four units:

  • Unit A: Managing health and safety
  • Unit B: Hazardous agents
  • Unit C: Workplace and work equipment
  • Unit D: Application of health and safety theory and practice. 

How will I be assessed?

The system of assessments consists of three examinations (units A, B and C) and a workplace-based assignment consisting of an 8,000 to12,000 word dissertation (unit D). 

How will the course be delivered?

The course will be delivered through a combination of lectures and other learning opportunities. In addition, all students will have regular tutorials.  Students will be expected to complete regular independent study and participate in forums on the College virtual learning environment. It is also possible to study individual units as appropriate to your job role.

Entry requirements

The NEBOSH Level Six Diploma programme syllabus assumes that candidates will have the broad basic knowledge of health and safety that is provided by a level three qualification in occupational health and safety, such as the NEBOSH National General Certificate. This is not mandatory but the syllabus content includes both knowledge and content which would have been covered in a level three course, which will be further developed to a level six standard. 

What next?

A Degree or Master's Degree in Health and Safety

Additional information

Registration with NEBOSH lasts for five years so it is not always necessary to complete the course with the same group you start with. 


Validated by NEBOSH

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Full Time 2017 Higher Education 2017 Apprenticeships Spring Part-time Course Guide 2017